RAMSES: Cairo, Luxor

  • Destination: Cairo, Egypt, Luxor
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Runs On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

PRIVATE TRIP – On this 6-day tour see the highlights of Cairo and Luxor. Visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Sakkara and Khan Al Khalili in Islamic Cairo. Then Luxor with Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, The famous Valley of the Kings and hatchepsut Temple

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Day 1

RAMSES: Cairo, Luxor

Cairo (no meal)

The representative of our agency welcome you upon arrival at Cairo airport, after customs control with a sign bearing your name and that of the agency. Then you will be transferred by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver at your hotel. Check into your room. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Cairo (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning, our tour guide and private A/C minibus will pick you up at your hotel. Discovery of the Giza plateau and the famous pyramids: Cheops (the largest built circa 2650 BC. JC.), one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world and the only one that has stood the test of time. It was for over 40 centuries the highest monument erected by the man with a height of 146 meters. The Sphinx (lion head of Pharaoh), guardian enigmatic tombs and temple, it is turned towards the east to protect the tombs of the looters. It measures 73 meters long, 20 meters high and was carved from a single block of stone. (Optional: Camel or Horse Ride at Giza). Egyptian Lunch at local restaurant. Following by Visit the necropolis of Sakkara, used as a cemetery for thousands of years, and still hides many secrets in the desert sand. The Pyramid at Sakkara is one of the oldest stone structures in the world. It was built during the Third Dynasty (about 2630 BC) for King Djoser and its construction was overseen by his vizier Imhotep. End of day, transfer to Giza Train Station for take the First Class Sleeper Train go to Luxor. Dinner and overnight in train.

Day 3

Luxor (B, L)

Breakfast in train. Morning, arrival at Luxor Train Station, welcome by our representative, then you will be transferred by private A/C minibus to your hotel. Afternoon, Egyptian lunch at local restaurant following by Visit the Temple of Karnak, dedicated to the glory of the god Amun, the temple probably the most grandiose of all Egypt. Continue your visit by Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III, known by its size and its large number of silent pillars. It connected by a paved alley of sphinxes of 3 kilometers at Karnak Temple. (Optional: Enjoy Sound and Light Show to Karnak). Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Luxor (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Visit the necropolis of Thebes, on the left bank of the Nile. Discovery Valley of the Kings, where most of the pharaohs of the XVIII to the XX dynasty were made bury. Continuation to the two colossi of Memnon, the towering statues are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Then Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahari), unique in its structure, to ancient Egypt dug directly into the rock, reach superhuman dimensions. Afternoon free at leisure. (Optional: Enjoy Felucca Ride on the Nile). End of day, transfer to Luxor Train Station for take the First Class Sleeper Train go to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in train.

Day 5

Cairo (B, L)

Breakfast in train. Morning, arrival to Giza Train Station, welcome by our representative then Visit the National Museum of Antiquities including the treasures range from the prehistoric age to the Roman period. You will see among others the famous treasure of Tutankhamen. It houses over 250,000 pieces, is one of the largest museums in the world. It allows visitors to discover the history of ancient Egypt through five millennia. Egyptian lunch at local restaurant. Then, Visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, with in its enclosure the mosque of Mohamed Ali. The citadel was built on the hills in 1183 AD Moqattam overlooking the whole city was a point of defense against the Crusaders. Salah El Din appointed to be the governor of Egypt after the death of the sultan of Damascus, Noor-el-Din. Visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. (Optional: Enjoy Nile Dinner Cruise with belly dancing show OR Enjoy Sound and Light Show to Giza). Overnight at hotel.

Day 6

Cairo (B)

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Cairo International Airport for take your departure flight.

Price per person

From October 2013 till April 2014 Double Single
  • Cairo: Horizon Pyramids Hotel (3*)
  • Luxor: St Joseph Hotel (3*)
$ $
  • Cairo: Barcelo Pyramids Hotel (4*)
  • Luxor: Iberotel Luxor Hotel (4*)
$ $
  • Cairo: Mercure Cairo Sphinx Hotel (5*)
  • Luxor: Sofitel Karnak Hotel (5*)
$ $
Itinerary INCLUDING the following:
  • Meet and Assist by our representative
  • Luggage handling Assistance
  • All private transfers as mentioned in program in private air-conditioned minibus with driver
  • 2 nights in Hotel at Cairo, room with air-condition and private bathroom, including daily breakfast
  • 1 night in Hotel at Luxor, room with air-condition and private bathroom, including daily breakfast
  • 2 nights in First Class Sleeper Train, Cairo/Luxor & Luxor/Cairo, cabin with breakfast and dinner
  • All private sightseeing tour as mentioned in program with: transport in private air-conditioned minibus with driver, Private English-speaking Guide & main Entrance fees tickets of sites
  • Egyptian lunch at local restaurant as mentioned on the itinerary (beverage not including)
  • All taxes & service charge

 

Itinerary EXCLUDING the following:
  • International flights
  • Visa ($15 per passport, you can get it upon arrival at Aswan Airport)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional and extra activities
  • Any meals not mentioned in program, drinks, phone calls, laundry and any personal spend
  • Tips are not compulsory and are left at your own appreciation

 

List of Optional:
    – Camel or Horse Ride at Giza
    – Sound and Light Show to the Pyramids
    – Nile Dinner Cruise with belly dancing show
    – Felucca on the Nile

 

General Information:
    – This itinerary is a PRIVATE TRIP, not joining Group. That mean you will have the Tour Guide and vehicle only for you.
    – B= Breakfast / L= Lunch / D= Dinner / *Egyptian Classification
    – Price is an estimate quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till 30 April 2014, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
    – Single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy. So there will be a different rate for solo traveler.


NB: The itinerary may change in sequence according to local requirements but all visits will be done. Marvelous Egypt Travel is not liable for these changes.